Joe Miller
1939 - 2020
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Joe Miller

KNOXVILLE - Joe Thomas Miller, of Knoxville passed away peacefully at the age of 81 after a long illness. He was born on September 29, 1939 to the late John and Fern Miller of Concord, TN. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a long-time employee of Rush's Musical Services. He loved music and also enjoyed the beach and spending time at the Florida beach house. Joe loved his family and especially his seven grandchildren. He was a free spirit and lived his life accordingly. He would help anyone in need and was always there for his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Alice (Earl) Miller; Brothers, Clifford Miller and John E. Miller, Jr.

Joe leaves to mourn his passing, his daughter, Kim (Chip) Creech of Knoxville;

Son, Greg (Terry) Miller of Huntsville, Alabama;

Grandchildren, Ashley Miller of Lorton, VA, Hannah Creech of Nashville, TN,

Gregory Miller, Jr. of Prince Frederick, MD, Haley Creech (Ryan Landes) of Roeland Park, KS,

Sam & Jonathan Miller of Knoxville, TN, Hope Creech, Nashville, TN;

Great-Grandson, States Grant Landes of Roeland Park, KS;

Siblings, David Miller, Jane Baker, Rosa Lee Brewer, Patsy Westbrook and Tony Miller;

Special niece, Amy Brewer. And a host of other family members and friends.

A Private Graveside Service will be held.

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2020.
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November 23, 2020
Please know that our hearts were broken to learn of Joe's death. I will always remember him as one of the sweetest people I have ever known. He was always so upbeat and I know he will be so missed by many. I so miss seeing the entire family, I love them all and think of them often.... Joe, you will never be forgotten hun, and to the rest of the family ..I'm so sorry and I love you all dearly......Pat
Pat Letsinger Winkle
November 20, 2020
Prayers for all of the family. We loved Joe. He’ll certainly be missed by all of his family and friends. RIP, sweet cuz. ♥
Pat Newcomb Paine
November 20, 2020
We were sooo sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. He was such a sweet, kindhearted, and witty guy. We loved you cuz!♥
Pat Newcomb Paine
November 20, 2020
I dearly loved this man! He was always upbeat and happy! He’s now with his precious Patty ♥ Rest In Peace sweet Joe
Barbara (Bobbie) Bittle & H.E.
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